Professor of English and Assistant Chair of Programs
Deborah Mix is the co-editor of Approaches to Teaching the Works of Gertrude Stein (2018) and the author of “A Vocabulary of Thinking”: Gertrude Stein and Contemporary North American Women’s Experimental Writing (2007). Her scholarship centers on experimental writing, especially poetry. She teaches a wide range of classes at Ball State, including those centering on avant-garde writers, ethnic literature, and 20th-century American literature, and in Women’s and Gender Studies.
PhD, Purdue University, 1998
MA, Purdue University, 1993
BA, Oglethorpe University 1991
Research and Publications
- Approaches to Teaching the Work of Gertrude Stein. Co-edited with Logan Esdale. Modern Language Association, 2018.
- “Culture and Violence in Dutchman and the Black Arts Movement.” Approaches to Teaching Amiri Baraka’s Dutchman. Ed. Gerald Early and Matthew Calihman. Modern Language Association, 2018, pp. 91-96.
- “Lineages and Legacies, Real and Imagined.” The Cambridge History of 20th-Century American Women Poets. Ed. Linda Kinnahan. Cambridge UP, 2016, pp. 258-73.
- “Inspirited Bodies and Embodied Spirits in Toni Morrison’s Paradise.” Studies in the Humanities, vol. 41, 2015, pp. 88-101.
- “Inspiration, Perspiration, and Impudence in Harryette Mullen’s Muse & Drudge.” Contemporary Women’s Writing, vol. 8, no. 1, 2014. 53-70.